Nikon D5100 announced (UPDATED)

 

When the D5100 was leaked shortly before the official announcement which just occurred in Canada, the specs had video down at 30p. It now seems the new Nikon has a few significant features which we weren’t aware of from the leaked information.

  • It does have a 24p ‘cinema mode’
  • The codec is ‘AVC-HD H.264’ – note the dash! Maximum recording time 20 minutes.
    A Nikon DSLR video mic has been unveiled
  • Price is $899 for the 18-55mm kit – not bad!
  • Screen is as good as D7000, as is sensor. Good to see the swivel hinge finally too.

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Sony F3 – Who would have thought film industry dogma would be worth so much money?


Above: notice zoom rocker switch on camera body

Sony’s F3 is here, a competitor to the Panasonic AF100 in all but price.

The F3 is the reason for the lack of 24p in the NEX-VG10 and Sony’s DSLRs, the F3 is aimed squarely at the film, TV, broadcast and video industry in competition with Arri and RED and features a new Exmor Super35 CMOS. They have saved all the good stuff for this but it comes at a significant price – $28,000 with lenses and $20,000 without. 4 times more than the AF100.

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